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Software Testing, Thanksgiving, and Random Acts of Kindness

At Testuff, we often highlight the importance of having the “right tools for the job.” As a software tester, for example, those tools might be:

A fully featured platform – like our software testing suite.
Advanced training secured through continued education.
Add-ons to help extend or automate functionality.

It can even be having a stellar team (people aren’t tools, […]

November 19th, 2017|Blog, General|0 Comments

Is Artificial Intelligence an Extension of Our Natural Stupidity?

Imagine a software program that can learn on its own. Initially, it starts out as a few dumb lines of code. But over time, the application is able to improve itself through constant iterations.

If it’s able to improve itself at a modest rate of 1% per day, that program will be twice as smart in […]

November 6th, 2017|AI, Blog|3 Comments

Is Software Testing a Creative Field or a Technical One?

Software testing is undoubtedly a technical skill – one that requires logic, critical thinking, and analysis.

And few would ever argue with this statement.

But the very best software testers are also artists.

They have a “creativity” itch that they absolutely must scratch. And that deep itch often manifests in unusual ways, which is why these testers tend […]

October 9th, 2017|Blog, General|0 Comments

What Do Testers Do When There’s Nothing to Test?

The “off-season” isn’t something you normally hear about in software development and testing. Beach towns, professional sports, and academia all have natural breaks built into their schedules. But testers and developers work all year-round.

At the macro level, there is no “off-season” for our industry.

But as individual testers, we all have downtime, whether we’re talking about […]

September 18th, 2017|Blog, Funstuff|0 Comments

What Kangaroo Collisions Can Teach Us about Software Testing

Swedish auto manufacturer, Volvo, has an ambitious goal of reducing accident-related fatalities to 0% by 2020. And central to this mission is the company’s line of self-driving cars. Volvo is already well on its way thanks to on-board detection systems that can help cars automatically avoid moose, deer, and other large game.

But the vehicle manufacturer […]

August 14th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Testuff Test Management New Intro Video

Introducing Testuff
Testuff test management tool, is evolving so fast, that our intro video became out-of-date. So, we created a new one… A short, and cool, presentation of our test management tool, briefly showing the main benefits. Take a look, then give it a try. It’s free.

The Testuff Team

July 26th, 2017|Blog, General, Videos|Comments Off on Testuff Test Management New Intro Video

When Developers Don’t Care about the Software Defects We Find

In theory, we’re all supposed to be on the same page. In the quest to deliver stable builds that excite end-users:

Software testers are in charge of finding and reporting bugs.
Software developers are responsible for fixing those bugs.

It all sounds pretty straightforward.

But the reality is often very different.

There are times when developers don’t devote as […]

July 6th, 2017|Blog, Development|0 Comments

Can Artificial Super Intelligence Test Software Better Than Humans Can?

We’ve discussed the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) extensively in the past, with posts about:

Amazing multi-world games like No Man’s Sky.
Self-creating websites through platforms like Grid.io.

Technological breakthroughs like these potentially put software testers and developers at risk. We could become irrelevant in a world where machines can do all the heavy lifting.

But as covered in […]

June 19th, 2017|AI, Blog, Testing|0 Comments

What If Every Software Tester Went on Strike?

We recently came across an interesting article touting the benefits of higher education. And we couldn’t be more supportive of this idea. Knowledge is power.
The writer went on and made a distinction between university graduates and those who only finish the same courses but in a college. Specifically he referred to computer sciences and engineering.

We’re […]

June 4th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Software Testing Books for The Lazy Newbie

If you were to survey the bookshelves of software testers around the globe, you’d likely see all kinds of QA-related manuals, tutorials, and dictionaries.

But here’s the thing.

No two bookshelves will ever be exactly the same. After all, each one of us has different tastes and needs. Plus, there’s a lot of turnover since […]

May 14th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments
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